It’s Easier To Build Up A Child Than It Is To Repair An Adult.

BEING HEALTHY IS A LIFESTYLE & A SCIENCE


The first recorded heart attack in the United States was in 1896. Since then, we’ve built machines to help get our work done, we started moving from farms to cities, and we began sitting more than standing. What we began noticing was people were dying from clogged arteries. By the time the Korean War came, half the soldiers, averaging 19 years of age, killed during that war showed significant blockage of coronary arteries. The military noticed it was becoming increasingly difficult to find young American men who could pass the induction physicals for the military. The Eisenhower Administration recognized the problem, and made it a priority to figure out what the cause was, and discover who is to blame. So they looked into the public schools. Researches were hired to perform fitness tests involving the ability of our students at the High School and Junior High School level, to perform what they called Functional Movements. These Functional Movements are everyday things you would have to do in your job, or your lives. Things like bending over and touching your toes, twisting at your hips, and holding your hands above your head.

The researches thought it was a dumb test. They thought kids are fit because they are young. They would soon discover how wrong they were. 57.8% of American youth failed to touch their toes. In contrast, only 7% of kids in Europe failed the exact same test. What’s the problem? Lack of physical education. Who’s to blame? We all are. 40% of Americans avoid exercise, 50% are exercising but are still in lousy shape, and only 10% are keeping physically fit. If we don’t make changes fast, we will have the first generation that lives a shorter lifespan than their parents, and grandparents.

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Only 2% Of Children In The U.S. Eat a Healthy Diet

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25% Of Children Don't Participate In A Free-Time Activity

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Childhood Obesity Could Reduce Life Expectancy By 5 Years Or More

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70% Of Obese Children Already Had At Least One Risk Factor For Heart Disease.

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12% Of Students Admitted To Starving Themselves For 24 Hours Or More In An Attempt To Lose Weight.

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Snacking Leads To An Additional 200 Calories Per Day For Kids

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10 Million Kids Are Totally Inactive Every Day

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The Health Care Costs Related To Childhood Obesity Reach $14 Billion Every Year.

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The Impact of Fat Cells

An obese child adds two times more fat cells than a healthy child, which results in an increase in the total amount of fat cells in the body. These fat cells will continue to seek replenishment through adulthood, and puts obese children at an early risk of disease, illness, and mortality. During early childhood development, regular exercise and proper diet can help to stunt fat cell development, and serve as a positive indicator for lifelong weight control and obesity prevention.

Just 60 Minutes A Day

Children need 60 minutes of vigorous activity daily to grow up healthy, strong, and smart. This responsibility inevitably falls on the adults. We need to help our children prepare their bodies to be ready for the physical difficulties and hardships that confront us throughout life. The current challenge is changing sedentary lifestyle habits. Adolescents on average spend 7.5 hours a day on media technology including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies. This is causing the mind and body to detach from each other; and this isn’t good. Dr. Max Gerson, a renowned German-born Physician once said, “A successful therapy requires harmony of the physical and psychological functions in order to achieve a restoration of the body in its entirety.” Simply put: the mind and body need to connect. There needs to be a mental and muscular connection down to the cellular level. Fortunately, children are so much more advanced in their ability to make a connection, it just takes time. It’s like a young kid learning a language versus an adult learning a new language. As they say, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Children are given this window of opportunity to learn, develop, and build new connections and skills within the body and mind that can last a lifetime. It’s our responsibility to harness this small window, and put our children in an environment that will maximize their potential for growth, overall stability, and positive long-term development.

For kids and teens, that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years of age, your goals are: physical activity for 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. LetsMove.gov recommends a minimum daily step goal of 11,000 steps for girls, and 13,000 steps for boys. We don’t think this is enough. The CompleteFitKid recommended step count is double that of their parents, or 5,000 more steps than the government recommended. Our modern society is plagued with uncoordinated adults, struggling with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other physical ailments. These can all be avoided by properly caring for your body and mind. Like a machine, if your body is neglected, it will rust, deteriorate, and fall apart from the inside out. But, with a little grease (nutrition), and consistent upkeep (fitness), the machine can function efficiently, and operate without issue.

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